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Endless Highway: The Life Of Bob Dylan

U.S. songwriter Bob Dylan has won the 2016 Nobel Prize in literature. RFE/RL looks back at his life.


Bob Dylan in the early 1960s in New York.
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Bob Dylan in the early 1960s in New York.

Dylan with Joan Baez during the civil rights "March On Washington For Jobs And Freedom" in August 1963.
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Dylan with Joan Baez during the civil rights "March On Washington For Jobs And Freedom" in August 1963.

Dylan with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in Greenwood, Mississippi, in 1963.
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Dylan with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in Greenwood, Mississippi, in 1963.

Dylan arrives at Le Bourget airport in France on May 22, 1966, surrounded by his band.
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Dylan arrives at Le Bourget airport in France on May 22, 1966, surrounded by his band.

Bob Dylan with Allen Ginsberg on the Rolling Thunder Revue in 1975.
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Bob Dylan with Allen Ginsberg on the Rolling Thunder Revue in 1975.

Dylan performs in Paris in July 1978.
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Dylan performs in Paris in July 1978.

Dylan on stage in Toulouse, France, in June 1981.
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Dylan on stage in Toulouse, France, in June 1981.

Dylan performs in JFK Stadium in Philadelphia in July 1985 during the first Live Aid concert against hunger in Africa.
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Dylan performs in JFK Stadium in Philadelphia in July 1985 during the first Live Aid concert against hunger in Africa.

Dylan in January 1990 after receiving France's Commandership of Arts and Literature.
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Dylan in January 1990 after receiving France's Commandership of Arts and Literature.

Dylan (right), George Harrison (left), Johnny Cash, and Roger McGuinn celebrate the 30th anniversary of Dylan's debut album in October 1992.
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Dylan (right), George Harrison (left), Johnny Cash, and Roger McGuinn celebrate the 30th anniversary of Dylan's debut album in October 1992.

Dylap meets Pope John Paul II after he performed at a Catholic youth rally in the city of Bologna in September 1997.
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Dylap meets Pope John Paul II after he performed at a Catholic youth rally in the city of Bologna in September 1997.

Dylan (seated) and fellow Kennedy Center honorees Charlton Heston (left) and Lauren Bacall in December 1997, with U.S. President Bill Clinton and first lady Hillary Clinton.
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Dylan (seated) and fellow Kennedy Center honorees Charlton Heston (left) and Lauren Bacall in December 1997, with U.S. President Bill Clinton and first lady Hillary Clinton.

Dylan holds his Grammy after winning Album of the Year for Time Out Of Mind in 1998.
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Dylan holds his Grammy after winning Album of the Year for Time Out Of Mind in 1998.

Dylan receives an honorary degree of Doctor of Music from Sir Kenneth Dover, chancellor at the University of St. Andrews, on June 23, 2004.
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Dylan receives an honorary degree of Doctor of Music from Sir Kenneth Dover, chancellor at the University of St. Andrews, on June 23, 2004.

Dylan performs in Beijing on April 6, 2011.
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Dylan performs in Beijing on April 6, 2011.

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